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MS 661 R C-M

The MS 661 professional chainsaw with a wrap-around handle (R) for greater maneuverability.

MS 661 R C-M
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by This saw has descent features but is absolutely unreliable i have 2 and they blow up every 50 hours of use completely unacceptable Have had nothing but problems with 661 blow up every 60 to 80 hours September 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The F1 of Stihl saws I'm a timber cutting contractor. I've been cutting for nearly 40 years. I run a saw 7 hours per day. I've owned over 50 Stihl pro saws.I have never been so impressed with a new saw as I am with this one. The one major change over the 660 is the automatic carb. I thought I would hate it but I absolutely love it. Starts easy and runs perfect.The multi switch is great- it always springs back to the run position. Super handy. The bar nuts are attached to the clutch cover- try losing one of those! The starter/fan cover is flatter and consequently MUCH easier to sight with. It also has a sight that runs parallel to the bar when you're getting down to the last of your holding wood. Brilliant!The air filter lasts all day even here in California's dry Sierra bark dust. Spring anti vibe is definitely smoother than rubber. Muffler is quiet. Love the "can't lose 'em" fuel and oil cap.Super torque but revs like an F1 racer.And to top it all off, it burns about 20% less fuel than the 660!We still have some pretty big wood here in CA (I get at least one 5' every week) and this saw was made for what I do. Love it! July 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellence personified I stepped up to the MS 661 RCM with a 36" bar from a Husky 455 Rancher and won't go back; I'm a Stihl convert! Tremendous power, runs like a champ, I love the wrap handle. You get what you pay for and it's worth every penny, what a saw! June 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saw is a BEAST! This saw was a power house right out of the box. The only modifications I have made to mine were replacing the exhaust with a dual port and removing the spark arrester. This saw, with a good sharp chain, will make VERY quick work of ANY size tree! I have have this saw, an older 066 Magnum, 056 Magnum 2, 056 Super and even an 045 Super. All of these saws, even after DECADES of HEAVY use, still run great! Some have need repairs over the years from massive amounts of wear, but these saws are tanks. Built for professionals. They are all I will ever buy, hands down. April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Saw Better With Wrap Bar I still use my 660 but not as much as the 661. It has a stong powerband in the wood. The M-Tronic and great antivibe are big improvements over the legendary 660. The wrap handlebar makes it more versatile felling. Big, smooth power. April 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mini mill monster This saw is great for a lot of applications. I have been milling with it and I am very happy with its power. It glides through soft and hard wood and bucks logs like a light sabre. Happy to have it with my smaller stihl saws. March 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gotta love the power This is the saw for a professional that wants a versatile saw runs 25" to 40" bars and chains like a dream. I would recommend full skip chisel chains on the longer bars. Been a little over a year now and haven't had any issues. I would get another one when this one wears out. March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by a beast on large trees this saw makes short work on large trees.had a lot of large ash trees witch had to come down thanks to asian ash borer beetle.this saw made the job easy when your felling 120' ash trees with a 3'-4' dia.. trunks.thank you stihl! January 2, 2016
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